Sam Gilliam : A Retrospective
Jonathan P. BinstockISBN: 0520246454;
Book DescriptionIn 1968 Sam Gilliam made an indelible impression on the history of art when he jettisoned the wooden stretcher bars that had previously determined the shape of his paintings and allowed his vivid, sometimes ecstatic, rushes of color-stained canvas to hang, billow, and swing through space. Yet Gilliam's contributions to art history extend far beyond these often monumental and always dramatic works. In this volume, the first in-depth book devoted to this major figure, Corcoran Gallery of Art Curator of Contemporary Art Jonathan P. Binstock explores four decades of work and establishes Gilliam's place in the history of post-1960s art. Binstock's wide-ranging and provocative critical examination of Gilliam's development, innovations, and contributions both as a modernist and as an African American artist are supported with a wealth of beautifully produced illustrations--both full-color and black-and-white--as well as an annotated and illustrated chronology and an...
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